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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER for the Home VOL XXXVII TVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Public Men Break Rule None Supposed to Business By CHARLES P STEWABT ASHINGTON Jan 7 CPA The oretically no one with private in terests at all de pendent upon government poli cies is entitled to hold any govern ment post pos sessing the pow er to influence such policies Insisted on In actual practice this theory woulc create a lot ol public service Men appointed to high federal offices quite gen erally have important business or professional careers behind them and frequently some little property few of them a great deal of it Of course they resign their director ships dissociating themselves com pletely from all activeshare In the management of the various enter with which they may have been connected do they close out all their in stocks and bonds and miscellaneous securities give the money to the it nonproductjtvely against Turn o PaKo S Column I USJNBOofLEG TRADE CLAIMED of House Wet Bloc Cites GoVernment i jtreet Indianapolis ejigsgtid ae attention of congress yesterday awr Representative Lmthicum Mary charged therplace was i7 srnthbnt owned to leader of the house wet bloc his accusation on the floor during debate on a deficiency bill which carries more than half a mil lionfor increasing the prohibition staff He reada letter from Director Woodpock stating f he government paid rent for the place but that no liquor was dis pensed Itwas opened said thelet ter following many complaints of collusion between policemen and speakeasy operators t Another letter from Russell B Harrison Indianapolis son of for mer President Benjamin Harrison termed the place a poolroom speak easy and charged the government with buying and selling booze in order to trap policemen The LinthScum attack was the I opening effort of awet move to de feat the prohibition bureau defi ciency appropriation It was suffi cient to cause house leaders to change their plans for immediate passage of the bill The Maryland democrat told the house if the fund were approved it would go to es tablishment of these speakeasies for the purposes of entrapping citizens and police officers thruout this country PrincesWill Voyage Jan 17 Jan 7 Prince of Wales and Prince George his brother will start on their voyage to SouthAmerica Saturday Jan 17 it was officially announced to day AUNT MET By Robert Quillen A diet aint help Cousin Jane much Keepin a duck hungry dont make it look no more like a swan FLYERS MASON TTTY lYiAouiM 1111 JAN 7 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 78 AT BERMUDA Hearing Opens AFFIDAVITS ARE FILED AS TRIAL OF CASE STARTS Vinton District Judge L Brot Here to Try Action A FTER the defendants had en trenched their position with an answer and resistance to the plain tiffs petition for temporary writ of injunction supported by affidavits signed by all of the county officers involved in the case the hearing of the action of A H Cummings ver sus the board of supervisors et al opened in the district court here Wednesday afternoon The presiding officer was Judge Clarence Nichols of Vinton who was brot here spe cifically for thin case In this action which names the county board of supervisors Miss Joy Ridgeway county treasurer and Arthur Harris auditor as de fendants Mr Cumruings is asking a temporary writ of injunction re straining the defendants from pay ing to Sheriff G E Cress any fur ther moneys on claims for crimina investigation or other purposes that the supervisors be enjoined from makingsettlement with the sheriff until af complete accounting appointed to make an audit sheiff s hooks rStgu Affidavits supportingthe defend ants contention that the injunction be denied were obtained from F G Root G L Pedeltyand W D Gib son supervisors and Sheriff Cress while the treasurer and auditor signed affidavits they had issued warrants and paid out funds only on duly legal methods Henry Curvo of Clear Lake ap peared with Mr Cummings as at torneys for the plaintiff R F Clough was leading attorney for the defendants with County Attorney Roe Thompson and Charles Barlow Turn to Pago 4 Column 1 JOBLESS MARCH IN MINNESOTA Parade Before Capitol as Olson Becomes States Governor ST PAUL Minn Jan 7 unemployment demonstration was started in front of the state capitol this afternoon shortly after Gover nor Floyd Olson farmerlabor was inaugurated Several hundred persons crowded the capitol steps carrying a number of banners but spectatqrs kent add ing to the throng and was no way to determine the number of demonstrators Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular rails indemand Bonds firm smallgains general Foreign exchanges irregular Canadian improves Butter steady Cotton higher trade buying Sugar easy increased spot offer ings Coffee lower easier Brazilian cables CHICAGO Wbeat firm light receipts and bullish government weather report Corn firm better consuming de mand Cattle steady to strong Hogs steady to higher Levine Is Sought on Grand Larceny Count NE3W YORK Jan 7 A Levine international aviation inthusiast was sought by police oday on a warrant charging grand arceny in connection with the dis appearance of in securities Mary Queen of Scots in New Scandal Sarcophagus of Earl of Bothwell Is Rifled COPENHAGEN Denmark Jan 7 romance intrigue and trag edy which tangled the lifeskein of Mary Queen of Scots was recalled today as Danish police sought to un ravel the mystery surrounding the rifling of the sarcophagus of the Earl of Bothwell Marys third hus band Whether a desire for jewels once belonging to Mary and said to have been buried with Bothwell or a feel ing of revenge maintained thru four centuries by descendants of those he wronged motivated the violation police would not say inves tigation of the strange incident Police yesterday found the sar cophagus containing the remains of the Earl who was the fourth of his line and who died insane in a castle in Zealand on April 14 1578 broken open and its contents disar ranged There was no evidence that any jewels were found Life Tempestuous The life of the Earl of Bothwell was hardly less tempestuous than that of Mary who finally was be headed by order of Queen Elizabeth of England into whose power she fell Botiwell tellJn love with Mary Kg cousin Henry Lord Darnley Al legedly contrived Darnleys murder on the night of Feb 9 1567 to make way for himself in her favor His first wife divorced him on May 3 on grounds of infidelity with a maid servant and on May 15 after having become Duke of Orkney and Shetland he was married to Mary Their life together lasted only little more than a month the Scot tish nobles both Protestant and Catholic uniting to effect his de struction Mary toft Alone Marys troops deserted her and the surrender to the nobles became inevitable Bothwell leaving her to head a band of pirates Ho eluded capture and went to Norway When his identity became known there he waa sent to Copenhagen In Copenhagen he offered to aid King Frederick in regaining the Orkneys and the Shetlands for Den mark the king in consequence re fusing all requests for his surrender Mary demanded a divorce which Pope finally granted in Septem 3er 1570 on the ground of her pre nuptial ravishment After Marys downfall Bothwell was placed in solitary confinement in a castle in He died iii sana in 1578 RECESS CALLED SY WICKERSHAM No Indication Given as to Whether Report Is Completed PHIL BECOMES GOVERNOR Philip F LaFollcttn takingthe oath of office 01 governor of Wisconsin at as Walter J Kohler retiring governor is at left and Chief Tustice Marvin B Kosenherry of the Wisconsin suoreme court center In administering the oath KILE PLEADS TO CHARGEOFFIRST 10K1JME Hearing Is Cotltihued to Determine Degree of Guilt WASHINGTON Jan 7 Wickersham law enforcement com mittee recessedunexpectedly today until Jan 14 J Secrecy was maintained as to whether this meant the longawait ed report on prohibition now vir tually complete was ready for sub mission to President Hoover or vhcther it would be further delib erated upon next Wednesday before being taken to the white house There was no indication at com mission headquarters that the re ort already had left the hands of he members The commission met for less than two hours today No reason vas given for the recess Only eight of present the 12 members were Three Men Are Killed When Passenger Ship Comes Down in Texas MARSHALL Texas Jan 7 Three persons were killed when a VedeHWilliams passenger airplane crashed eight miles west of here today The dead Art Brown pilot Eric Williams New Orleans Ralph Wilson 15 Fort Worth TIPTON Jan 7 Wayne S Kile pleaded guilty to first de gree murder in the slaying of Rob ert G Sproat Tipton vigilante when the trial opened here Jhis morning Sentence is expected to be pronounced tonight or early tomor row The day is being spent in hear ing evidence to determine the de gree of guilt Kile was arrested Sept 20 after state and county officials had con ducted an exhaustive investigation into the slaying Sproat had been shot with a machine gun August 8 as he and two other officers at tempted to stop the car in which Kile and two companions were be lieved to be escaping from a Daven port robbery At the time of his arrest officials said Kile signed a statement that tie was in the rear seat of the car and that he fired at Sproat thru a curtain Found Texas Woman State Agent Hi Yackey who ar rested him traveled to all parts o the country in his search He ob tained the address of a Texas wo man claiming to be the wife of Jack Mercer with his brother sought as Kiles companions The woman ac companied them to Philadelphia Mercers home The three bandits who killed Sproat fled northeast of Tipton after the slaying They commandeered an automobile from Robert Moore a farmer and forced him to accom Turn to FAEO 2 Column 1 CELEBRATES DAY OF BIRTH ALOFT Girl Flyers Beat Old Mark and Sail on to Mens Record LOS ANGELES Jan 7 Bobbie Trout who with Edna May Cooper is out to break the mascu line monopoly on edurance flight records was celebrating her twenty fifth birthday anniversary in theair today In hpnor of the event the girl flyer Will have a party at noon Her only guest will be her copilot but she will have a birthday cake candles and nil to eat off the gas oline tank which serves the girls as a table in their plane the Lady Rolph yesterday the feminineendurance team broke the existing womens sustained flight record of 42 hours 10 minutes and sailad on toward the 645hour record of the men held by DaleJackson and Forest OBrine At 1230 n m today they passed the 60 hour mark flying serenely thru a cloudless sky Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Gal Jan Wegot a powerful government brainy men great organizations many bonjmissions but it took a littleband of 500 simple coun were o 1 fl anything his torical to come to a country townstore and demand f o o their wives and children They hit the h e a r t of the American peo pie more than all your senatorial pleas and government investi gations Paul Revere just woke up Con cord Those birds woke up America I dont want to dis courage Mr Mellon and his care fully balanced budget but you let this country get hungry and they are going to eat no matter what happens to budgets In come taxes or Wall street values Washington mustnt forget who rules when it comes to a showdown Yours WILL ROGERS WOULD DEMAND SLAVE FREEDOM Firestone Urges That U S Be Firm in Liberian Affair WASHINGTON Jan 7 Harvey Firestone jr of the Fire stone Rubber company of Akron Ohio urged the state department to insist in its demands that be Liberian government take steps to abolish slavery in that country Firestone whose company holds mat rubber concessions in Liberia told officials reports from his repre sentatives in Monrovia the Liberian capital were that conditions were ad The Firestone companys holdings were given a clean bill of health n the report of the commission vhich recently conditions in Liberia Firestone expressed the praise of Us company for tho stand taken y the department in formally de manding that Liberia take meas ures to abolish enforced labor Alma Rubens Missing After Her Arrest on Drug Carrying Charge HOLLYWOOD Cal Jan 7V Ima Rubens fight to conquer nar otic addiction one of the offscreen ramas of Hoiywood has neared a Umax The star of manysilent pictures ras arraigned before the federal ommisaioner at San Diego yester ay charged with violating the nar otic laws and was released under 5000 bail She left San Diego hortly afterward and her present thereabouts has not been nscer ained A NEWS OF CRASH OF TWO ARMADA SHIPS RELEASED Plane Falls in Flames Body of Pilot Is Recovered BUENOS AIRES Jan7 dispatch to La Nacion from Bo lama Portuguese Guinea today said that two of the planes of the Italian transoceanic expedition col lided off Praiabranca yesterday shortly after the planes took off for Natal Brazil one of the planes fell in flames the other returned dam aged to Bolama The buoy of the pilot of the burned plane was said by the dis patch to have been recovered yes terday Government censorship was lifted today but details were withheld largely to avoid alarming families of the flyers Lies on Coast Praiabranca apparently is one ot the DIssagps islands which lie off the coast of Portuguese Guinea The relief pilot of one of the planes that came down is Lieut Luigi Gallo 29 husband of the former Kathleen Penmngton of other cbrauiaBded bj Captain Renato Douadelll is one of the replacement planes which was not intended originally to make the Atlantic flight GIVEN OVATION NATAL Brazil Jan 7 Thousands of natives of this far northeastern tip of the South Amer ican continent gathered here today to gaze in amazed admiration at 10 great seaplanes which yes terday flew across the Atlantic to complete one of the greatest achievements in aviation history The planes three of them black three green two red and two white floated at anchor in the Po tengy river none of the worse for the grueling journey of nearly 1700 miles from Bolama Portuguese Guinea West Africa Day after tomorrow the air cara van will continue its journey down the Brazilian coast to Rio dc Jan eiro alightingin Botofogp bay near the presidential palace to complete an odyssey of 7000 miles which be Tnrn to Tag 2 Column 1 LEADER DIES IN GANG WARFARE Patsy Tardi at One Time Suspect in Death of Lingle Slain CHICAGO Jan 7 necine gang warfare was blamed by police today for another death in Chicagos of Pas quale Patsy Tardi leader of the 42 gang and one time suspect in the slaying of Alfred Lingle Chi cago Tribune reporter Tardi tho seventh leader of the gang to perish before the weap ons of halfworld foes like so many f his predecessors was killed in typical gangland fashion Ho waa shot as he walked along Polk street with Ralph Costanzo not far from Jane Addams famous hull house Two bullets fired by several men n cars from behind pierced his lead Costanzo was wounded per haps fatally The killers escaped and Costanzo was later found by a nun on the doorstep of a hospital several blocks Because he was blond and left mnded Tardi was held for five days n the Lingle murder case last sum ner Police said tho two slnyings vere not associated There Imd been of discontent with Tardis cadershlp In the 12 gang Anoth er possible explanation was retnlia lon for slayings of which he had een accused Tardi shot and killed Danny Hart nett in a saloon fight two years ago earning his first classification us a big shot hoodlum He had server levernl years as a bouncer in n lotcl of the late Jack Zuta who was slain in a Wisconsin resort in aftermath police believe of the DroughtLoan Money Bill Is Still Held Up Muscle Shoals Action Appears Closer to Goal WASHINGTON Jan 7 senate and house remained at odds today in their latest controversy that over the drought loans approp riation After all these years how ever the way was opened for set tlement of differences between the two branches on Muscle Shoals leg islation The conferees agreed on points in dispute over government construction of power transmission lines from the Alabama project Next the house must act Chairman Wood of the house ap propriations committee asked un animous consent that conferees be appointed to remove the disagree ment with the senate over the lat ters 515000000 food loans amended to the drought bill Rep resentative La Guardia of New York again objected It looks as tho several days will elapse before final action can be taken Snell Disinclined At the eame time Chairman Snell of the rules committee re vealed a disclination to give the measure a special legislative status asserting the democrats were play tfoa moton of Senator Wplsh thai its action in confirming nomi nations of Chairman Smith and Commissioners fearsaud and Draper of the power commission ba recon sidered a close decision was forecast by leaders on both sides Republican senators insisted the senate was without power to act Lucas Criticized Before tho senate campaign fundp committee J R Nutt treasurer of the republican national committee criticized the action of Robert H Lucas executive director in plead ing a national committee account as security for a loan with which Turn o 2 Cofnnm 3 HOOVER PHONES SPEECH TO N Y Tells Auto Dealers U S Is Not Riding Along to Poorhouse NEW YORK Jan 7 dent Hoover refuses to believe that America is riding to the poor house in the 3500000 automobiles she purchased last year Speaking by telephone from Washington last night he addressed the national automobile Chamber of Commerce as follows The despondency of some people aver the future is not borne out by the statistical evidence or prospects in respect to the automobile indus try I am informed by the depart ment of commerce that despite the depression you have manufactured and sold during the year 1B30 over 3500000 new automobiles Still Using Autos This certainly means that we have been cheerful in the use of our automobiles I donot assume they are being used for transporta tion to the poorhouse While I am iware that many people are using the old automobile a little longer t is obvious that they are still using t and that t is being worn out Al ogether the future for the indus try docs not warrant any despon dency The president said the automo tive industry was a vital factor in he life of the nation particularly n its effect on employment in other fields and bespoke a prosperous new year for those engaged in it Julius H Barnes chairman of the loard of the United States Cham er of Commerce made an n which he said that business and government together must restore TlliTi to InKO 2 Colnmn ntrastate Rail Rates Hearing Is Postponed DES MOINES Jan 7 itatc railroad commission today postponed hearing the requests of bwa railroads for Increased intra freight rates from Jan 13 to TRADEWIND HAS BETTER LUCK ON ITS SECOND TRY Hart and MacLaren Take Cargo on Flight to Paris LTAMILTON Bermuda Jan 7 T monoplane Tradewind arrived here at p m The graceful white ship carrying Hart and Lieut William S MacLaren skiinmcd down to a pretty landing in Hamilton harbor at E S T The flight from Hampton Roads Va had taken six hours and 55 minutes and completed the first leg of a projected flight to Paris by Way of the Azores This was the second start of the flyers on their crossing1 of the At lantic carrying a full cargo of mer chandise The next stop will be at the Azores The flyers had ft new sextant to replace the one shortly after their tatojeotrirom New York on their first attempt to locate Ber raucla before being forced to bring the Tradewind down at Hampton Roads The crowd present at the takeoff consisted principally of the person nel of the air station and the neigh boring naval bnse St Louis Man Is Held or Abduction of 13 Year Old Boy ST LOUIS Jan 7 Y Abernathy Negro real estate dealer told reporters today that ha intended to plead guilty of kidnap ing18 year old Atiolphus Busch Orthweln on New Years eve 200 Burmese Houses Burned in Rebel Raid Against Two Villages RANGOON Burma Jan 7 Two hundred houses were burned and a constable fatally injured in nn attack of 100 rebels on the vil ages of Hmansi and Wadaw Sun day The rebels robbed several vil age headmen of their guna and cartridges Police and a detachment of troops were rushed to the scene and mili tary police have been posted ontua outskht of the district to intercept the rebels Fire Destroys Picrsoti Store P1ERSON Jan 7 es imated at between and 100 was caused by fire which des royed the stock and building of tha Osborn Brothers hardware store flit Wea IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain or snow Wedncs i day night and probablyin east and central portions Thursday morning Somewhat colder in northwest portion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 32 Above minimum in Night 20 Above At 8 A M Wednefclny 22 Above Thepast four or five days have rot analmost amazing constancy of weather The days have been Jloudy with a maximum tempera ure ranging from 30 to 40 and tho lights havebeen mild with a mln mum temperature of about 20 do frees Wednesday opened cloudy and promised to duplicate its prede cessors both as to temperature and atmospheric conditions ;